Alyssa Milano is once again advocating for breastfeeding mothers, publicly shaming Heathrow Airport for throwing out her pumped breast milk during a security check.

Alyssa Milano Calls Out Heathrow For Throwing Away Breast Milk

Milano, mother of two, took to Twitter on Thursday after her breast milk was confiscated by security at Heathrow Airport to express her anger. “[Heathrow Airport] just took my pumped breast milk away. 10 ounces. Gone. Not okay,” the actress wrote.

Milano, who has advocated for a woman’s right to breastfeed publicly and without shame in the past, is currently breastfeeding her 7-month old daughter, Elizabella, but was reportedly not traveling with her daughter this week when her milk was confiscated.

Make-up, hair in rollers, breastfeeding and being prepped by our producer for #TheTalk.

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Milano pointed out that the security had let her bring the appropriate amount of liquid cosmetics on the flight after quick testing, but refused to do the same with her breastmilk.

Heathrow responded, suggesting her breast milk must have exceeded the 100mil (3.4ounce) liquid rule, writing, “Unfortunately, without a baby present, the government requires all liquids in carry-ons to follow the 100ml rule.”

Milano responded, claiming she would have gladly separated her milk into separate, small containers, but was not even given the option: “I would have happily spread milk in different containers (which I travel with) to comply to those liquid rules. Instead, milk was taken away with no discussion. Shampoo, lotions, etcetera were simply tested and handed back with no issue. Makes no sense at all.”

Furthermore, Milano has also claimed that the “hospital grade breast pump” that was checked with the rest of her bags never made it to her destination. “Hoping this is just a weird coincidence but my other breast pump that I checked w/ the rest of my baggage… is lost. Everything arrived at my final destination except my hospital grade breast pump. Filling out a lost baggage claim now,” she wrote.

Anna Paquin Stands Up For Alyssa Milano

Anna Paquin, who herself is a mother of young twins, reached out to Milano over Twitter and defended Milano and breastfeeding mothers everywhere against critics. “Not every mum can breast feed w ease/at all. Throwing yours away? Ignorant, unacceptable, sexist #realityofbeingaworkingmum,” Paquin wrote.

Paquin’s comments caught the attention of many critics, as well as sympathizing mothers, and the True Blood actress has continued to engage on Twitter.

Paquin and Milano aren’t the only famous mothers who have taken their breastfeeding journeys public. Olivia Wilde posed in Glamour breastfeeding her son, Otis, in August 2014. In the magazine, Wilde called breastfeeding “the most natural thing.”

Models Gisele Bundchen and Doutzen Kroes have also shared photos on Instagram to promote breastfeeding.

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